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  1. 8 points
    ok boys I had to post it as im super happy.... Last fall I yard sale'd my bike counterclockwise at Grattan during a WERA race. the Covid made getting parts a bit difficult at first but here she is in 99%of her glory... -Decals by Pop Shadow Decals -Bodywork and paint by MotoXpRicambi everything else was sourced as I normally had them. vortex, renthal, driven, woodcraft, Penske , GP suspension and misc other goodies.. still a pump gas 126hp at the rear monster SuperStock motor Still have to get the wheels Powder coated to the same neon flouro orange and some misc decals and new seat pad Everything off that was broken
  2. 7 points
    I just want to take a moment to thank @TimTheAzn and @Jester_ for pulling into track days after nearly 9 -10 yrs since last track day. Without tim making the day easy to sign up and join etc i would never have been able to join. Whats with these asian guys helping you to make your first track day easy - must be a culture thing. Hi ... How you doing.... let’s go for a track day ? ( @jbot ) Last year end on a cold fall day got to do one in PIRC. Wanted to do one more with you guys before i left But i couldnt. But i really enjoyed the day, less stressful and lot of fun all because you guys and big timmy and others where there. And i went ahead and did one more this summer here in NC and just wanted to share a brief write up. Even for this one, tim made it easy by arranging sign up all the way from ohio short review of track day day I did before the blistering summer heat started. This first para for who ever dont want to read big wall of text: I will never be a track junkie , will always enjoy street ride. I don’t have the competitive edge or aggressiveness or the desire for high velocity straights, but corners.... man corners I love them. And the big difference is i think i will slow way down in the streets and enjoy the destination and travel and leave the speed and adrenaline to the track where it was safer. Is track costly, repetitive and boring for a street touring fan, yes if you look at it that way. But if you look at it in a way where you pay speeding ticket money up front for a max speed licence and pushing your limit with as much protection as possible. Exorcism of your speed demon in a chapel meant for it. Big win long version The track : NCCar is all about smooth flat rounded ones. There are tricky ones like double apex decreasing ones and my favorite an almost 360 non stop circle. A very high horse power liter bike friendly track. Covid difference: I can almost say this was perfect place to be for a covid time entertainment. every one is restricted to their own individual canopy spaced at least 10 feets apart and carrying your own food. The rider meeting was open space short and spread out. Few including me still wore a mask and plus the quintessential funny look due to that from few. Otherwise there is never a moment where you interact or have contact with others, except the bathrooms where you have to be careful. The rider: The bike handled so beautifully that after couple warm up session I am literally passing everyone in novice without even trying. Esp on the outside of the long 360. (the only place where they allowed corner passing) Destroyed the pucks by the end of the day, again remember I am no track junkie and this technically first track day in a year and first time in this track in this bike. Still the bike gave me so much confidence and it’s so fluid. Body position is difficult compared to full sports bike but manageable. Race tuck and straight ways I will need suspension adjusted for me and a heavy oil mod for steering dampener. A set of adjustable rear set might help, I was able to improve my bad habit of toes sticking out a bit by the end of the day still not 100% confident in these rubber pegs and still dragging end of toe sliders. The bike: Tires full grip from power cup2 front and Michelin GP rear. Pics of the tires at the end of the day attached. Ran a higher cold pressure of 31 33 and it still gripped well and didn’t get destroyed. No mechanical issue, heating never went above 4 bars. The small screen definitely helps me. Brakes never faded but I hardly used it except for the long straights. But thats mainly due to the track layout. Everywhere else it was almost throttle play to keep it smooth. QS works best in this high speed high rpm Environment. Flips through the corners Easy, transition in S turns is a breeze, late brake into corners inside other high power bike and still no panic and can make the corner without running wide. All in all, makes it enjoyable and not intimidating to do a track day. Logistics: just a short word on this, bike is so light that this is the first bike I felt comfortable loading on to the back of truck. Very easy to just push it around and work with it. At the end of the day when your dead tired this was quite helpful. Final verdict: this bike just went from 10/10 in my favorite list to 11/10. it made me love something I never thought I would like, ... track days. Now I am kind of hooked. Definitely this bike made it a very enjoyable experience. Will be making at least a handful of track days if schedule and budget allows.
  3. 7 points
    took my race bike from oh no to oh yo! still more to do but yeeees!
  4. 6 points
    I took my usual route down to Zanesville and headed out 146. Jumped on 284 south, it was in bad shape from mowing and storm debris, plus a lot of gravel. Took 78 to 536 south. The first 2/3rds of 536 was nice, after that there were two spots that were one lane from construction. Stopped at the locks in Hannibal and then headed north on 800. 350 miles for the day. The bike turned over 95,000 miles today.
  5. 5 points
    Not as much fun as bike building, but here's before and after in my backyard this spring. I had about 1000 sq ft of dying English ivy that is now lawn.
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  8. 5 points
    Installed Rox risers and a Touratech sport saddle. This gets me closer to off-road action. Had to reroute the cable bundles to the outside of the fork legs, bit that was easier than the riser install. The saddle is 1.5" lower than factory height. This will make a difference for physical control and a little confidence booster for mental control. I think knobbies are in order next go around.
  9. 4 points
    And here's a couple of the finished front end - if anything is ever really finished...
  10. 4 points
    Nice day for a ride from Lake Erie down to Mohawk Dam. Hit some of my favorite roads in the area and explored some of the gravel roads off of 715. And finally, rode the gravel road that accesses the base of the dam. Only 225 miles, but hey, I’m retired. I can go again tomorrow. 😎
  11. 4 points
    Tracy and I rode to the Muskie Bucket!
  12. 4 points
    Relax, this isn't meant to be a pissing contest. Andy, You were 6 seconds off the pace from Farkas who rides almost an identical bike to you (1.11.8 vs 1.17.6). Yes, you have a weight disadvantage, but there is lots of time to be made up in places. Maybe his suggestions will help or maybe you have the best line, but I will admit the bike does look pointed in the wrong direction. No sense in having a pissing contest to prove you being right or him being wrong. Just take it with a grain of salt and see if it helps. If it doesn't, congratulations. None of us are going pro, so no sense in not just listening and trying to improve. Prime example for me was seeing this photo I realize I wasn't getting the bike turned even though I thought I had the best line. Made some adjustments and cut a good amount of time off my laps from last year. The community is small and we all need to support everyone in getting better.
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    I did ride it Friday, start to finish. Overall it was pretty clean. The section south Ringgold is wonderful with the fresh pavement. I took 144 back to 329, hit 377 and 78 west through Glouster. 340 miles for the day.
  15. 4 points
    SMNP and BRP action today
  16. 3 points
    How about we scrap all forums not related to motorcycles and motorcycle riding and leave the guns, politics and minutia to other forums?
  17. 3 points
    So as the title says, is anyone working on any project bikes, scooters, quads, side-x-sides? Here's what me and my little brother been working on. In chronological order.
  18. 3 points
    My wife’s overgrown swing set. Day 1 of construction Day 2 of construction
  19. 3 points
    Lots of social distancing. I am in the early stages of my ADV mutation. I would like to do the TransOhioTrail this fall and then move on to more off-road adventures. Mostly, I hate clean motorcycles.
  20. 3 points
    I only ride after dark if it’s absolutely necessary. Too many critters.
  21. 3 points
    After weeks of sliding and wheel spin, I ditched the Dunlop RS3 in favor of a stickier Angel GT. efff Dunlop forever.
  22. 3 points
    Nice, short blast home on some majorly fun roads. First overnight WV trip of the year for me and long overdue. I got home around 2:30, had a mile of sprinkle before pulling in the garage. Left my disgustingly odorous helmet and riding suit hanging on the porch, showered, ate, passed out... conscious again. Thanks, @Tpoppa and @Skinny guy for the amazing ride. It was a great time.
  23. 3 points
    So much awesome I can hardly stand it.
  24. 3 points
    @kbrok let me take his Aprilia out a couple weeks ago and had a blast. I "rode" Derek's GSXR1000 for a session last year, but I felt more comfortable on this thing and boy howdy was it a hoot. I mean, it's no 900SS, but what is, honestly? Maybe they'll do a refresh in a few years and could pick up one of this gen on the cheap.
  25. 3 points
    I rode up to the peak of Spruce Knob, WV yesterday and back home. 649 miles total. The WV 47 road and route up Spruce Knob had amazing 15 - 30 MPH marked curves with almost zero road debris or issues with the pavement in the turns.
  26. 3 points
    I'm up to 208 mtb miles this year already. Only had 223 miles total last year.
  27. 3 points
    BRP, the snake and Back of the dragon today.
  28. 3 points
    yes. if you get hit with 1 droplet it starts small, then grows over time and allows your immune system time to get ramped up. if you get hit with 1000 droplets your immune system is essentially getting nuked from everywhere all at once.
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  30. 3 points
    I do not have a problem wearing a mask but the truth is 99% of the masks people wear work about as well as your underwear do stopping a fart.
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    Unfortunatly, I guess I'm essential. I took 5 consecutive Fridays off to grind stumps, till, haul 5 yards of topsoil, rake, and plant grass. But this is what I have now.
  33. 2 points
    No. I did not ride. I drove over 1000 miles for it, though.
  34. 2 points
    Still a working project. More to come.
  35. 2 points
    I agree. I just picked up a 2010 Honda VFR 1200F as a second bike. I’ll have to try the SE Ohio and WV roads with that bike. Much more sporty position and about 65 more hp than my 2007 Honda 919.
  36. 2 points
    I haven't been following HD very closely and don't particularly want them to fail nor do I care what they do since they don't make anything interesting to me.... But maybe that's precisely the problem. They should be the ones setting the tone for motorcycle trends and all eyes should be on them but they have been clinging to the same loser formula for years even as their customer base dies by the thousands every month. Their electric bike is a joke, they sabotaged their only half assed chance at the youth market, and like you alluded to: not even an attempt at the very closely related rec vehicles market. You can't sell stickers/shirts your way out of a dying market in a long challenged segment like motorcycles. Even the Corvette went mid-engine eventually because they knew they had reached the end of that road. Harley needs a serious overhaul but it might already be too little too late.
  37. 2 points
    Cherrycola Skyway? Never heard of it.
  38. 2 points
    I have begun off-road mods. Tires being installed, aux lights pulled, passenger pegs pulled, mud deflector pulled. Began the final drive service and the gear lube looked good. No burnt smell or large pieces of casting. The splines also look good and no water inside the swingarm. I will probably yank the mirrors and install those ugly ball-in-socket mirrors. I will also install a final drive relocation breather kit, lower engine guard braces and plug the red pill into the harness. Down the rabbit hole I go...
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  41. 2 points
    Slabbed to meet the Wunderboys last night. Today was 438 miles of Appalachian shenanigans. Had some river trout. Showed Tony the race line on WV-20. Time for a shower, some beverages and maybe a cigar to reward a ride well done. I want to ride Tony's bike, but he used up all the sticky stuff. Perhaps next time?
  42. 2 points
    "I only regret that YOU have but one life I can give for my country."
  43. 2 points
    From the riders meeting at PIRC a few weeks ago, kids in the back! And from NCM last weekend. Thanks to @what for snagging the picture in his set.
  44. 2 points
    Some photos from Mid-O last track day.
  45. 2 points
    Shot from the private day on Monday.
  46. 2 points
    Some shots from last weekend.
  47. 2 points
    I got the tank, next person in front of a museum.
  48. 2 points
    doesn't that tolerance increase to like .256969" out at the grip though?
  49. 2 points
    I believe that I will make a run down 555 tomorrow. I usually ride the whole thing. I haven’t rode it this year. It’s one of my favorites.
  50. 2 points
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